Atlanta and Other Cities Rally For ‘Justice For Trayvon’

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    Crowds chanted ”Justice! Justice!” as they rallied in Atlanta and dozens of U.S. cities July 20, urging authorities to change self-defense laws and press federal civil rights charges against a former neighborhood watch leader found not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

    The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network organized the ”Justice for Trayvon” rallies and vigils outside federal buildings in at least 101 cities one week after a jury delivered the verdict for George Zimmerman in Martin’s 2012 death in a gated central Florida community.

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    Crowds chanted ”Justice! Justice!” as they rallied in Atlanta and dozens of U.S. cities July 20, urging authorities to change self-defense laws and press federal civil rights charges against a former neighborhood watch leader found not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

    The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network organized the ”Justice for Trayvon” rallies and vigils outside federal buildings in at least 101 cities one week after a jury delivered the verdict for George Zimmerman in Martin’s 2012 death in a gated central Florida community.

    ”No justice! No peace!” participants chanted. Some sang hymns, prayed and held hands. Many held signs _ in Los Angeles, one read, ”This is Amerikkka: From Dred Scott to Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, black people have no rights that white people are bound to respect.”

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